Michael Sanders

Michael Sanders


Principal Lesley A. Waldheim Chair

Michael Sanders joined the St. Louis Symphony as Principal Tuba in March 1991. Before moving to St. Louis, Sanders served as Principal Tuba of the San Antonio Symphony beginning in 1973, and as Interim Principal Tuba of the Utah Symphony during the 1987-88 and 1989-90 seasons. Sanders has performed as soloist with these orchestras on several occasions as well as at the 1986 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Austin, Texas.

Sanders has lectured and given master classes on orchestra performance at the Keystone Brass Institute hosted by Summit Brass, the National Orchestral Brass Symposium held at Cincinnati Conservatory, at the University of Michigan, and at the Manhattan School of Music as part of its Orchestral Performance Program.

As a student, Michael Sanders attended the Eastman School of Music where he was a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and performed regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic. His instrumental studies have been with Arnold Jacobs, Wayne Barrington, Donald Knaub, and Cherry Beauregard.